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Roschelle, J.; Tatar, D.; Shechtman, N.; Knudsen, J. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2008
One of the great strengths of Jim Kaput's research program was his relentless drive towards scaling up his innovative approach to teaching the mathematics of change and variation. The SimCalc mission, "democratizing access to the mathematics of change," was enacted by deliberate efforts to reach an increasing number of teachers and students each…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Research, Research Design
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Streefland, Leen – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1984
Ideas on a teaching-learning theory of ratio are presented. Views of children and of members of an international panel are presented, and five questions and their responses are compared with real classroom experience. (MNS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Hawkins, Anne S.; Kapadia, Ramesh – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1984
Identifies key questions concerning children's intuitions and conceptions of probabilistic notions. Research on the theoretical framework for probability studies, misconceptions and strategies, and pupil attainment is reviewed, and the methodology is evaluated. Finally, implications for classroom practice are discussed. (MNS)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Learning, Literature Reviews, Mathematics Education
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Lemerise, Tamara; And Others – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1992
Learning environment that facilitated the acquisition and expression of procedural skills in LOGO was set up for children in the 10- to 12-year range. Ten participants were placed in a series of situations that required them to manipulate programing procedures in LOGO. Analysis of children's behavior revealed their competence in manipulating…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Whitman, Nancy C.; Lai, Morris K. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1990
Examines the similarities and differences in beliefs about the effective teaching of mathematics held by teachers from two different sociocultural backgrounds. Data were collected using a part of the Teacher General Classroom Process Questionnaire of the second IEA Mathematics Study. (Author)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Foreign Countries
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Lemoyne, G.; Tremblay, C. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1986
This study involved 48 students ages 9 to 12. The 29 experimental group students, divided into small groups, performed learning exercises designed to improve skills in analyzing and processing expressions frequently included in addition and multiplication problems. The exercises helped significantly to improve problem-solving performance. (MNS)
Descriptors: Addition, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Ben-Chaim, David; And Others – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1990
Comparisons were made between teacher and pupil perceptions of eight facets of the mathematics environment. Teacher perceptions tended to differ from pupil perceptions although not always in the hypothesized direction. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education
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Kaeley, Gurcharn S. – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 1990
Investigated was the influence of socioeconomic status, entry style, and instructional variables on postsecondary mathematics performance of students in New Guinea. The pattern of results indicated that the performance of students could be more meaningfully grouped based on entry style rather than on mode of instruction. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Mathematics Achievement